Nov. 11, 2010
STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State women’s tennis program gained the services of one of the top high school prospects in the nation Wednesday, as Mary Jeremiah signed her national letter of intent to play for the Cowgirls.
Jeremiah, who is a senior at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga., is ranked as the 17th-best prospect in the country and the second-best athlete in Georgia by tennisrecruiting.net. The recruiting service has also tabbed her as a five-star, blue-chip prospect.
“This is an exciting day for OSU tennis,” coach Chris Young said. “Mary is one of the highest ranked U.S. juniors to ever sign with our program, and she will be a leader in helping us reach our goals of competing for championships. I could not be more excited about the direction of our program, and Mary’s decision to join us just emphasizes that.”
Jeremiah has put together an impressive list of accomplishments throughout her high school career. She holds an 11-5 record when facing other five-star prospects and reached the doubles final at the Girls’ 18-year-old USTA National Spring Championships in March.
“I have a lot of faith in the direction of this program and I could not have picked a better team to be joining,” Jeremiah said. “Coach Chris and Jamea have been so supporting throughout my recruiting process. I can't wait to come in next fall and help our team compete for a couple Big 12 titles.”
Wednesday marked the first day that high school seniors are allowed to sign with colleges. The signing period continues through the rest of the week and prospects who do not sign in the fall will be allowed to sign during the spring signing period.